Apple rumored to be in discussions to buy upcoming James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ for Apple TV+
Apple is reportedly in discussions to acquire the rights to the upcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die,” which presumably would be made available exclusively on Apple TV+, according to film critic and screenwriter Drew McWeeny.
McWeeny suggests Apple and Netflix are bidding against each other to acquire the film, which was scheduled for release in April 2020, but was postponed worldwide twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The acquisition would be similar to that seen when Apple purchased Tom Hanks’ World War II film, “Greyhound,” when its scheduled theater release was canceled, part of a deal that reportedly cost Apple upwards of $70 million.
I can't get my head around the idea that we may well see James Bond debut on Apple TV+ or Netflix. The numbers I've been hearing the last few days are I N S A N E…
— BooMcScreamy (@DrewMcWeeny) October 22, 2020
No Time to Die is the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond film series. According to reports, MGM, the film studio that owns the Bond franchise “is under tremendous pressure to sell the film to the highest bidder” with no sign of the current situation coming to an end anytime soon.